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Poster: Spuzz Date: May 19, 2004 9:28am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Question

How do you want to alternate the movies? Alternate week to week Prelinger to Feature film? Or maybe 2 weeks of Prelinger and then one Feature film? Or All fridays except for the last friday of the month to be Prelinger and the Last Friday will be a feature?

Let me know what you think..

In any case, this Friday's film will be a Prelinger film.

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Poster: uniQ Date: May 19, 2004 11:46am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Question

Until more ppl upload FFs I thing we should DEFINATELY lean on Prelis, otherwise we'll run out of FFs.

How about adding the #s of FFs to the #s of Prelingers. EG. 1902 + 121 = 2023. The top 121 will the the FFs, when you goto Random.org select between 0 and 2023. If it falls in the upper area, it'll be an FF.

Or is that too random?

-uniQ

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Poster: simon c Date: May 19, 2004 12:02pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Question

Also, I would like to see more Prelingers than Feature Films because I have time to watch a Prelinger, but I generally don't have time to watch a Feature Film.

Just my 2c,
s!

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Poster: summerseve Date: May 19, 2004 12:59pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Question

I agree with simon: the more shorties the better. Judging by the two weeks so far, it seems there's more discussion of the interesting little details when the film is shorter.
And yes, time is of the essence. In fact, I shouldn't even be here now...bye!

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Poster: Spuzz Date: May 19, 2004 2:24pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Question

I agree with all of your points!! (especially about the time factor and how it's easier to pick up little things when the film is shorter.) I liked Uniq's Idea as well about adding the feature films on to the total number I can choose from, and just go from there.. Okay, that settles it then! Thanks!

LOL Unless someone else comes on and belittles me for making up my mind too fast...

This post was modified by Spuzz on 2004-05-19 21:24:10

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Poster: cashel Date: May 19, 2004 2:37pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Question

I regard the forum as my film appreciation class. Thanks to the other members, I am now able to see details that I would otherwise have missed

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Poster: GersonK Date: May 19, 2004 9:55pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Question

I'd tend to favor the Prelingers too (easier to fit into my schedule, they tend to support dissection by people who maybe that interested in the subject matter then some of the featres).

But, I will say I think we were sort of lucky in our selection on the Prelinger side (a lot of other films may have given less to discuss) and unlucky on the feature side (a typical genre film in a genre that doesn't seem to generate a lot of excitement amongst the posters, though that probably describes a large percentage of the films in there).

I'll also point out that until we get more features (I think the final amount is supposed to be around 700, but haven't heard any schedule for that), picking randomly from the pool of Prelinger and feature films will only give us about three features a year.

Perhaps if you gave more lead time (eg some Fridays you announce the Prelinger film that will be discussed that week and the feature that will be discussed the week after) it would make it easier for people to find the time to watch the movie before the discussion has already decided its course? But maybe we just need to wait for more features.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: May 20, 2004 12:56am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Question

If we did a feature film of the week, we wouldn't run out for over two years. We would, however, run out of genres in about two months.

I'd prefer to discuss Prelinger films for the most part, with, perhaps, a non-randomly selected feature from time to time. (May I recommend "Hats Off" as an outstanding musical, for example?)